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2018 Elections Kick-Off meeting – Fairview Park Democratic Club

2018 Elections Kick-Off meeting

07 Jan

Fairview Park Democratic Club President Troy Greenfield opened the 2018 year of monthly meetings by welcoming participants from Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Strongsville, Brecksville, Copley, Solon, Shaker Heights, Euclid, and other parts of Cleveland.  Fairview Park Mayor Eileen Patton and Fairview Park City Council members, Peggy Cleary and Paul Wojnar were the local elected officials present. Hot coffee, refreshments, and a warm and comfortable Dunson Room at Fairview Park City Hall welcomed members, guests, elected officials and 2018 candidates.


Ohio Gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton speaks to the club

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Betty Sutton reflected on her career progression from Barberton City Council to Summit County Council, then to the Ohio House of Representatives, and from 2006-2012 in the U.S. House of Representatives, followed by her 2013  appointment from President Obama to Administration of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Betty Sutton is well prepared to provide leadership as an Ohio Governor who will offer hope and opportunity to Ohioans!


Ohio Attorney General Candidate and native Clevelander, Steve Dettelbach, is a magna cum laude Harvard Law School graduate, who started his career as a law clerk for Judge Stanley Sporkin in the US District Court in D.C. Over a 25-year career, Steve Dettelbach has fought terrorism, the scourge of opioids, sex traffickers and child pornographers and polluters, and stood up for civil rights and prosecuted hate crimes.  He believes the “rule of law” applies to all, and has prosecuted corrupt judges, police, and elected officials.  Steve Dettelbach is ready to be your Ohio Attorney General!


Vice-President Gail Nanowsky introduced all the 2018 Candidates who came to greet our Club members and guests.

Stephanie B. Scalise for Judge in Juvenile Court,  Lisa Forbes for Judge in Court of Appeals, Deborah Turner for Judge in Common Pleas Court, T.J. Mulloy for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, Cassimir Svigelj for Ohio State Legislator, Andrew Santoli for Judge in Common Pleas Court, Karrie D. Howard for Judge in Common Pleas Court, former U.S. Attorney Carole Rendon representing her husband, Michael Rendon for Judge in Common Pleas Court, Michelle Sheehan for Judge in Court of Appeals, Ashley Kilbane for Judge in Common Pleas Court, and Magistrate Pablo Castro for Judge Common Pleas Court.


Member Kim Mann announced a Cleveland Divestment Project Meeting hosted by CLEAN (Cleveland Environmental Action Network) on January 8th at 11910 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107. Contact: Steve Holecko: 440-220-1874

Communications Officer Judy Meinert provided the Treasurer’s Report, invited everyone to visit the Club website at and provided a listing of Proposed Action Steps for 2018, including the Cleveland Women’s March: Power to the Polls NE Ohio (Anniversary) from 11 am – 7pm on January 20th at Cleveland’s Public Square. The Club’s Monthly 50/50 Raffle winner was Kevin Rainbolt.

Fairview Park Democratic Club meets next February 1, 2017 at 7pm.

Quick Update: On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at about 2:00 p.m. Betty Sutton sent the following message: “I am proudly joining forces with Richard Cordray and his campaign as his running mate for Lieutenant Governor.”  



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